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Revisiting The Global Governance Framework In History And Understanding Its Contemporary Potential For The European Union, Olivia Christine Anderson Jan 2017

Revisiting The Global Governance Framework In History And Understanding Its Contemporary Potential For The European Union, Olivia Christine Anderson

Graduate Thesis Collection

This study investigates the historical development and implementation of global governance theory, recognizing its collaborative framework as a critical tool in global politics. While the theory, alongside its epistemic foundations, offers productive and useful guidance for approaching transnational affairs, the question remains whether or not the application of this theory to reality has been successful and advantageous. In order to evaluate this translation, three key structures for transnational relations are examined: the Entente Cordiale, the League of Nations, and the European Union. By consulting key global governance theorists, academic assessments, as well as news reports, this paper analyzes and evaluates ...


The New American Revolution: Economic Inequality And Economic Democracy, Alec Stubbs Jan 2016

The New American Revolution: Economic Inequality And Economic Democracy, Alec Stubbs

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

This work explores the disastrous effects of the modern capitalist system and how it creates, as well as perpetuates, the negative impacts of a vastly unequal system. Beginning with how inequality manifests itself and why we should care, this work analyzes the damages, dangers, and destruction of economic inequality. These insights help to reveal two key aspects of the failing capitalist system: the lie of real political democracy and the lack of economic democracy. At the root cause of these issues is an unstable capitalism that cannot simply be quelled by taxation, regulation, and reconfiguration. Instead, I contend that what ...


The Political Dimensions Of Dance: The Viability Of Dance As A Tool For Generating Conflict Awareness And Peacebuilding In The Context Of The Arab Israeli Conflict, Alexandra Zaslav Jan 2016

The Political Dimensions Of Dance: The Viability Of Dance As A Tool For Generating Conflict Awareness And Peacebuilding In The Context Of The Arab Israeli Conflict, Alexandra Zaslav

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

The arts are transforming the field of grassroots peacebuilding and conflict resolution, yet dance is often underutilized in comparison to the other arts. However, this thesis argues that two core components of dance – choreography and outreach dance education – are not only viable tools for peacebuilding, but by their nature, more adept at dealing with the relational and psychological components of conflict often left untouched by the other arts and traditional conflict resolution. This is due to dance’s focus on the body, and its relation to others in space, which is intrinsic to the building and healing of relationships. Dance ...


Conservative Feminism And Its Potential To Interact With, Influence, And Transform Traditional Feminist Identity, Aja Cacan May 2012

Conservative Feminism And Its Potential To Interact With, Influence, And Transform Traditional Feminist Identity, Aja Cacan

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

The recent emergence of conservative female public figures has posed a challenge to the traditional notion of feminist thought. Although they define their particular form of success in terms of conservative ideology, many of these women operate according to feminist paradigms, and would not even have the opportunity to assume such a public role if it were not for the past feminist breakthroughs that have cleared the way. Their association with feminist logic and adoption of the feminist moniker notwithstanding, these conservative women most often speak out in reaction and opposition to traditional liberal feminist views and activism. Regardless of ...


"Crise D'Identite": The Push To Preserve National Identity In France, Katherine Hammitt May 2012

"Crise D'Identite": The Push To Preserve National Identity In France, Katherine Hammitt

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

In 2010, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed a "Maison de l 'histoire de fa France," a heritage museum, as reporters began calling it, to be opened in Paris in 2015. President Sarkozy's speechwriter on issues of national identity has cast the museum as an answer to France's "identity crisis".' The project's aim, as President Sarkozy has articulated it, is to "reinforce national identity," warning as well, "It is always dangerous to forget your history.t" It is exactly this fear, the fear of forgetting France's rich history, which has spurred controversy and upheaval within the ...


"We'll Make Our History": Israeli And Palestinian Youth As Poetic Agents, Caleb Hamman May 2011

"We'll Make Our History": Israeli And Palestinian Youth As Poetic Agents, Caleb Hamman

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

This paper, in short, analyzes and argue for recognition of a particular form of political action as exercised by a particular type of political agent in the spatial and 3 symbolic context of "Israel-Palestine."


Syrian/United States Relations: Explaining The Failure Of The Relationship And Suggestions On How To Repair It, Chris Chapman Mar 2010

Syrian/United States Relations: Explaining The Failure Of The Relationship And Suggestions On How To Repair It, Chris Chapman

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

"Syrian-American relations have deteriorated markedly in recent years. " ~Syrian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Bushra Kanafani Hezbollah. Hamas. The Islamic Jihad. Rogue nation. The axis of evil. These are features commonly used by the United States government, Western media outlets, and the American people to describe the Republic of Syria. Syria is a major player in geopolitics and relevant to the stability of the Middle East. Its relationship with the United States, therefore, is of central importance in reaching the United States goal of peace in this warravaged region of the world. The erosion of normal diplomatic relations with Syria since the ...


The Indiana Congressional Delegation And Foreign Policy Issues 1939-1941, Loretta S. Glaze Nov 1971

The Indiana Congressional Delegation And Foreign Policy Issues 1939-1941, Loretta S. Glaze

Graduate Thesis Collection

This paper is an examination of the foreign policy attitudes of Indiana's United States Senators and Representatives during the critical years before the Second World War. My purpose is to determine whether these particular Mid-Westerners were a part of the isolationist bloc in Congress which exerted a significant influence on the formulation of foreign policy. The scope of the study is limited to an elucidation of the individual views as expressed in Congress b the members of the delegation and an analysis of the campaign for re-election waged by each of them as it relates to the broader issue.


The Mccarthy Campaign In Indianapolis (1968), Carlotta B. Anderson Apr 1970

The Mccarthy Campaign In Indianapolis (1968), Carlotta B. Anderson

Graduate Thesis Collection

This paper is about the primary campaign of Senator Eugene McCarthy in the State of Indiana in 1968. It will focus its attention on Indianapolis, the largest city and the capital of the state, and an area where the Senator did quite poorly. (1) Though some magazine articles, newspaper stories and books have been useful, this paper is basically the campaign as viewed by 20 participants. Without their cooperation, it could not have been written.


A History Of The League Of Women Voters Of Indianapolis, Barbara E. Zimmer Jan 1970

A History Of The League Of Women Voters Of Indianapolis, Barbara E. Zimmer

Graduate Thesis Collection

On April 16, 1920, the Woman's Franchise League of Indiana, Indianapolis Branch, voted to disband and to establish a League of Women Voters in its place, carrying the members of the Franchise League on its roster for the first six months. Votes for women, the single purpose for which they, and others like them across the continent, had worked, was certain of accomplishment. The Federal Amendment, granting suffrage to women, had passed the Congress in the previous year and ratification by a sufficient number of states seemed certain.


The Foreign Policy Of Harry S. Truman, Patricia Reagan Slater Jan 1967

The Foreign Policy Of Harry S. Truman, Patricia Reagan Slater

Graduate Thesis Collection

Without knowing it, a professor of mine, Dr. Emma Lou Thornbrough, stimulated my interest in President Truman when she stated in a freshman history course that Harry S. Truman would go down in history as one of the greatest American Presidents if not the greatest because of his ingenuity in foreign policy. The exact purporse of this paper is to examine these programs.


Robert K. Lafollette And American Foreign Affairs, Madelynne K. Chandler Jan 1966

Robert K. Lafollette And American Foreign Affairs, Madelynne K. Chandler

Graduate Thesis Collection

Robert K. LaFollette was one of the leaders ot the progressive movement from 1900 until his death in 1925. He built a progressive machine in Wisconsin which had control of the Republican part1 in that state for most of this period. His program of legislation and reform in Wisconsin became a pattern tor other states. He was a leading spokesman in the United States Senate tor progressive Senators. He worked with the Wilson administration and the Democrats on domestic reform measures. He supported a major part of Wilson's foreign policy through 1916.


Raymond Poincare's Role In The Negotiations From June 28 To August 4, 1914, Corlie E. Jackson Jan 1939

Raymond Poincare's Role In The Negotiations From June 28 To August 4, 1914, Corlie E. Jackson

Graduate Thesis Collection

In view of the unsettled condition of European diplomacy today, it should be profitable to study the antecedents of the World War in more detail than hitherto. Such a study will make clearer the steps taken by national leaders then - steps which at that time were unable to avoid war.


The Contribution Of The Friends' Church To Education In Indiana, Ethel H. Mcdaniel Jan 1935

The Contribution Of The Friends' Church To Education In Indiana, Ethel H. Mcdaniel

Graduate Thesis Collection

To investigate the rise and trace the progress of a particular section of the religious community is an interesting object. When it has reference to a people such as the Society of Friends whose principles and practices so prominently distinguish them among others of the Christian name, the interest of such a pursuit becomes greatly enhanced. James Bowden, History of Friends in America, Vol. I.